Monthly Archives: July 2014

Character blog hop – meet Roger and Xing

Didn’t do any blogging yesterday, on account of my most excellent holiday in sunny Cairns, from which there will be photos coming in the next day or so. I did manage to do some character sketching, so please excuse the … Continue reading

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Cairns babymoon begins tomorrow! What to pack?

Okay, what are the essentials of a week in the Aussie tropics with the wife? Aerogard, sunnies, spf30+ and laptop! Or is writing banned? Hmmmm What would you guys take? Wish me luck! Best regards, D.R.Sylvester

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So, Book Trailers worth doing? + 97,319 words-in-a-herd

Having a heap of fun with my writing, just heading up towards a hundred-K words, and I’m about to write a scene where fire rains from the sky, and thousands of people run around screaming and jumping over one another … Continue reading

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Sci-fi led me to excel… also 96,494 words!

Firstly, let me start off by saying: research for your writing is good. Doesn’t matter what genre, a bit of well-directed brain-nugget harvesting is always going to be time well spent. That said, I took a bit of time off … Continue reading

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Book review: Echoes by Therin Knite

So, awesomeness: Epitaphs by Therin Knite is being worked on! Awesome why? Because I just finished reading Echoes, the first in the series, and it was a good read. So I reviewed it on Goodreads. As you do. Now I … Continue reading

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4.20 of HIIT on the bike = stuffed. But I’m gonna live forever…

Had a brief spell of chest pain over the weekend. Okay, nothing to be concerned about. Or is it? Is that normal for a twenty-nine year old? Admittedly my diet is cholesterol on toast, washed down with coffee and beer… Oh and did I mention cake? … Continue reading

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Weekend Writing Warriors (#1)

Saw this awesome logo with a sword and a pen and thought I had to know what that was about. Turns out it’s a weekly thing for writers to showcase a snippet from their writing. To meet some new authors, … Continue reading

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Diana Gabaldon’s Virgins: surprisingly awesome

Did a fair bit of tapping away at the word count, slugging back complimentary 150 Lashes’, whilst waiting in the Qantas lounge (for a delayed flight back, from an unsuccessful meeting). Nothing says type faster like a combination of frustration, … Continue reading

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What’s in a genre?

So, when I thought about self publishing my story, it occurred to me that I needed to pitch it at a genre. Nobody is going to find it, let alone read it if it’s in the “Travel Urban Steam Science-Fantasy” section, mainly … Continue reading

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91,857 words, and all animals are dogs. Really?

I sat down to write only four hundred words yesterday, knowing I had a huge day today and had to prepare for the visit. Turns out that time pressure is a fantastic way to get writing out, because instead of four … Continue reading

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